About the Clinic

Students in the Mental Health Justice Clinic  will work on a mental health justice project in Connecticut, either through representation of an individual in the criminal legal system, the civil detention system, or other civil rights areas or through representation of a community group engaged in local or state-level advocacy. The seminar component of the course will cover lawyering skills, social justice lawyering theory, including disability justice lawyering, and disability rights law. 

The clinic is taught by Clinical Professor of Law Marisol Orihuela

Ways to Engage

Our Clinics

Yale Law School offers more than 30 clinics that provide students with hands-on, practical experience in the law on a diverse range of subject matters.


Yale Law School offers a suite of innovative simulation courses based on real-world case studies.

Centers and Workshops

Yale Law School enhances the intellectual life of its academic community by sponsoring a variety of centers, programs, and workshops, inspired by the interests of its faculty and students.

At Yale Law School, we think hard about law, with freedom to challenge basic assumptions embedded within our legal institutions and to construct new frameworks.”

Monica Bell

Class of 2009, Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Sociology